As Press Gazette told at the time, “[Lennon] was on Friday [19 March] handed a temporary stalking prevention order against Independent home affairs correspondent Lizzie Dearden and her boyfriend Samuel Partridge”. And the conditions? “The order prevents Robinson, who lives in Bedfordshire, from contacting Dearden and her partner or publishing anything about them on social media unless referring to her as the author when responding to any story written by her”. But The Great Man just couldn’t help himself.
He took part in a podcast with writer and promoter Steve Wraith, the contents of which will not be linked to - because as a result of that podcast being aired, the Metropolitan Police are now in hot pursuit of Lennon. Wraith has claimed more than once that “He mentioned the journalist’s name. He did not know he wasn’t allowed to”. But Lennon himself has now put out a video where he admits his arrest is imminent.
“The Police have raided my Mother’s house [and] been to my ex-wife’s house. I have a warrant out for my arrest, for the Steve Wraith podcast. Now, if you’ve watched that podcast, ask yourself this: should there be any law, in any way, that should prevent me speaking, and simply giving facts? Should there?” And there was more.
“I wasn’t even aware there was … but I’ve got a warrant out for my arrest. I’ve been told that I will … my solicitor’s tried to make an appointment for him to come and see you [presumably ‘you’ means the cops]. No, because … but I’m not going to be bailed by the Police, they said, so I’ll be held … I’m tired of it all, to be honest. It’s ridiculous. Watch that podcast back [unwise suggestion] with Steve Wraith and ask yourself if there’s anything in there that a man should be getting charged, getting arrested, and imprisoned for”.
Well, I’m all broken up about Lennon being “tired of it all”. I suspect that the bloke who lost his job at that solicitor’s office in Luton, because Lennon and his pals kept turning up there, is also “tired of it all”. I expect that the family in Cumbria who had Lennon and his fellow thugs on their doorstep in the dead of night are “tired of it all”.
Mike Stuchbery may also be “tired of it all”. That SNP MP whose surgery was disrupted might also be “tired of it all”. Lizzie Dearden and her partner, the subjects of the order taken out against Lennon, are clearly “tired of it all”. And as someone who’s had Lennon rock up at 2200 hours banging on the front door, I’m definitely “tired of it all”.
Steve Wraith may not have been aware of the conditions imposed on Stephen Lennon by that Judge at Westminster Magistrates Court last month. But Lennon certainly should be. It seems he’s broken them, and so he is in the process of getting nicked. Again.
Stephen Lennon’s little Wild West Show is finally over. Just rejoice at that news.
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